About the Foundation

Our Purpose and Values

Taslimi is a non-profit foundation supporting human rights and conditions through an open dialogue, education and social programs, and arts and culture. Taslimi has a special focus on the rights of minorities, particularly the Baha’is, in Iran. The Foundation was established in memory of Abdul Hussein Taslimi, who served as a member of the Baha’i community’s governing body in Iran. ln August 1980, he was arrested together with all his colleagues. They were never seen again.

Our initiatives include open dialogue through aaSoo.org, UCLA Lectureship on Baha’i Faith in Iran, Stanford University Festival of Iranian Arts and Culture, documentary film productions, support of local museums, art and cultural programs, oral history of the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, and local social care programs.